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Gallery: Astana unveils new signings and 2012 kit

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Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)

Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)
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Team Astana for 2012

Team Astana for 2012
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Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) out at the beach

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) out at the beach
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Egor Silin (Astana)

Egor Silin (Astana)
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Egor Silin (Astana) is ready for a fight

Egor Silin (Astana) is ready for a fight
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Kenin Seeldraeyers (Astana) comes over from Quick Step

Kenin Seeldraeyers (Astana) comes over from Quick Step
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Kenin Seeldraeyers (Astana) comes over from Quick Step

Kenin Seeldraeyers (Astana) comes over from Quick Step
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Sergey Renev (Astana)

Sergey Renev (Astana)
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Simone Ponzi (Astana) is a new signing

Simone Ponzi (Astana) is a new signing
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Evgueny Petrov (Astana)

Evgueny Petrov (Astana)
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Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) with his S-Works

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) with his S-Works
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Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)

Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)
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Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana)

Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana)
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Roman Kreuziger (Astana)

Roman Kreuziger (Astana)
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Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) will lead the team next season

Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) will lead the team next season
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Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) won a Giro d'Italia stage in 2011

Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) won a Giro d'Italia stage in 2011
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Back after his crash at the Tour de France, Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)

Back after his crash at the Tour de France, Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)
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Dmitry Muravyev (Astana)

Dmitry Muravyev (Astana)
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Francesco Martinelli (Astana)

Francesco Martinelli (Astana)
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Dmitry Gruzdev (Astana)

Dmitry Gruzdev (Astana)
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Francesco Gavazzi (Astana)

Francesco Gavazzi (Astana)
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Janez Brajkovic (Astana) moves over from RadioShack

Janez Brajkovic (Astana) moves over from RadioShack
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Janez Brajkovic (Astana) will lead the team at the Tour de France

Janez Brajkovic (Astana) will lead the team at the Tour de France
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Janez Brajkovic (Astana)

Janez Brajkovic (Astana)
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Borut Bozic (Astana)

Borut Bozic (Astana)
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Assan Bazayev (Astana)

Assan Bazayev (Astana)
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Team Astana for 2012

Team Astana for 2012
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Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana)

Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana)
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Francesco Gavazzi (Astana)

Francesco Gavazzi (Astana)
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Roman Kreuziger (Astana)

Roman Kreuziger (Astana)
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Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) will be looking for a year without health problems

Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) will be looking for a year without health problems
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Robert Kiserlovski (Astana)

Robert Kiserlovski (Astana)
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Tanel Kangert (Astana)

Tanel Kangert (Astana)
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Andrej Kasheskin (Astana)

Andrej Kasheskin (Astana)
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Andrej Kasheskin (Astana)

Andrej Kasheskin (Astana)
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana)

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana)
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana)

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana)
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Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana)

Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana)
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Team Astana held their first training camp in the tail-end of the 2011, and the squad found time to take a set of publicity photos displaying their new team kit, bikes and roster for 2012.

The team's kit remains very much in keeping with its past, and the Specialized bikes are also retained.

The main changes come with the team roster, with a raft of new signings coming in. Andrey Kaschekin makes his move from Lampre permanent and is joined  by fellow Lampre castaway Francesco Gavazzi. The team have also bolstered their climbing prowess with Kevin Seeldraeyers joining from Quick Step.

Janez Brajkovic is the biggest star to join. The former Dauphine winner joins from RadioShack and will be the team leader at the Tour de France in July.

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